Sunday, September 26, 2021

Ongoing Projects

Regional cooperation for evidence-based and EU compliant policy development for economic diversification of rural...

The overall objective of the project is to formulate regional recommendations for evidence­ based and EU compliant policy on diversification in rural areas, which would be endorsed by national authorities responsible for implementation in SEE countries.

Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development...

The objective of the project is to contribute to the diversification of economic activities in rural areas of SEE through strengthening selected value chains in specific cross-border regions. The aims to develop sustainable business models in structurally weak border regions through improvement of the production and marketing of agricultural and wild products, local crafts and culinary traditions, sustainable tourism. Support is provided through different capacity building measures, facilitation of the cooperation and networking processes along the value chains and targeted investment support to relevant key stakeholders.

Strengthening capacities for supporting rural development in Southeast Europe (SEDRA 3)

Accent will be given to the development of the capacities of individual people, organizations and businesses as well as cooperation systems, whereas the development of capacities for setting up structures and processes to acquire EU IPARD II funding, and the capacities of local actors and project promoters to get access to public and private co-financing in general. Cooperation and access to finance will be dominant capacity development themes.

Kick-off Meeting of the REAWG on Quality Policy, Skopje, 29 – 30 January 2019

The kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Quality Policy gathered experts and relevant ministries’ representatives to discuss the concept and methodology for the work of the REAWG. The objective of the REAWG is preparation of overview of requirements and implementation of the EU schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties and of the state of the art in the SEE countries/territories. This assignment is part of the SEDRA project implemented by SWG and GIZ.

Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Economic Diversification through...

The kick-off Meeting of the REAWG on EC-RT gathered experts and relevant ministries’ representatives to discuss the concept and methodology for the work of the REAWG. The objective of the group is to develop a regional approach for the assessment of the policies for diversification of economic activities in the rural areas of the SEE, with focus on rural tourism development, as well as to propose policy framework for economic diversification through rural tourism in line with EU policies.

Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on “Quality Policy (Protected Designation...

EU quality policy aims at protecting the names of specific products to promote their unique characteristics, linked to their geographical origin as well as...